|Photo by my daughter Emma|
Yes, it would have been easier to pack up the pencils, call it a morning, and start in on lunch preparations. But instead I stuck it out at the table after helping the three boys with their journal entries, wrote my entry and sketched my maple leaf, all the while trying to keep my journal in place and my pencils (and toddler!) on the table. Yes, the table isn't where we generally encourage children to sit, but it was far easier to draw with her there than on my lap. And in the end, I succeeded.